Try them all, but don't forget to tailor your ensemble to the aesthetic. From the Upper East Side's swankiest new date spot to the freshest experimental restaurant and bar in Brooklyn, these buzzy bistros are sure to attract the fashion set, and in these getups, that's going to mean you. Better get used to the staring.
Willow Road is Chelsea's newest hotspot — The gastropub combines the laid-back feel of a sports bar (mirrors turn into televisions right before your eyes) with the modern accents of a downtown hideout. The menu caters to all kinds of occasions, whether you're on a hot date (get the Mussels a la Plancha and the Charred Bean Salad!), or meeting friends for a Sunday Funday (we love the fried chicken and the mac n' cheese, too!). To match the high-end feel of the Chelsea 'hood, you'll want to dress to impress. But, feel free to balance out a statement blazer with a more casual jeans-and-booties ensemble to show off your chilllll vibe.
Clockwise, from top left: Hudson Krista Super Skinny Jeans, $183, available at Hudson; Clover Canyon Sequin Blazer, $313, available at Oxygen Boutique; Anthropologie Crystal Sorrel Necklace, $48, available at Anthropologie; H&M T-Shirt, $9.95, available at H&M; Vince Camuto Hame Booties, $159, available at Vince Camuto.
Willow Road, 85 Tenth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets); 646-484-6566.
Photo: Courtesy of Willow Road
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